The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Christiani & Nielsen Energy Solutions Co., Ltd. (CNES) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focusing on Research & Development and Electrical Energy Generation in Agrivoltaic Solar Farming. The MOU was signed on 10 June 2022 between AIT President Dr. Eden Y. Woon and Mr. Bhargab Mohan Das, CNES Managing Director & CEO, and AIT alumnus who did his Masters in Structural Engineering in 2005. Mr. Sutee Nuntaburus, CNES Head of Engineering & Construction also attended the ceremony.
CNES is a developer and turnkey solution provider of Sustainable Solutions having C&I Solar PV Projects as a predominant business venture together with assorted supporting services pertaining to the Energy Storage, Sustainable Agriculture, Automated Operations and Building Energy Efficiency Enhancement being the other facets of its services.
President Woon remarked that it is always a pleasure to welcome alumni back to the campus and signing this MOU with CNES is another example of alumni giving back as well as working together with AIT in Research and Development especially in Food & Energy for the sustainability of the AIT community.
Mr. Bhargab stated that it is always good to be back at his alma mater and gratifying to work with the Institute through this partnership which focuses on one of AIT’s 5 Key Thematic Areas in Food & Energy, which is one of the core areas of importance as well in his company. Therefore, he is confident that it will be a win-win partnership for both parties.